What is writing for?

I have been using 750 words as a place to write everyday. Last year I wrote 250+ days. And this year, I have only missed twice so far. And although I have hardly published anything, this act in itself has changed my life. It has enabled me to answer the most difficult questions of my life.

One purpose of writing is to communicate ideas. The other, and perhaps more important one, is to generate new ideas.

“Writing doesn’t just communicate ideas; it generates them. If you’re bad at writing and don’t like to do it, you’ll miss out on most of the ideas writing would have generated.”— Paul Graham

“I don’t have an opinion on anything till I write.”—Kevin Kelly

I take both of these quotes literally.